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Police Evacuated Portion of Poolesville Neighborhood, Two Schools Sheltered in Place

photo of Montgomery County Police CarUPDATED Montgomery County police were called to the scene of the 17000 block of Hughes Road in Poolesville today where a man had reportedly barricaded himself in a house.

Police Spokesperson Angela Cruz said the call came into dispatch at 9:17 a.m. today.

According to Cruz, adjacent neighbors were evacuated as a precaution during the response and investigation.

Two Poolesville schools, Poolesville Elementary and John Poole Middle School, were also put on “shelter in place,” according to Gboyinde Onijala, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) spokesperson.

“Shelter in place” means instruction continues as normal although the doors are locked and no one goes outside. “This was at the direction of the police,” said Onijala.

Police said when they entered the house the man was not located.

A little later in the day, police returned to the residence and located the man.

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